Discussing grades with classmates? - page 2

We recently had our first big "quiz". No one really asked anyone how they did (at least not in front of anyone else). I imagine those who are frieds with each other shared that info. A few days... Read More

  1. by   Meriwhen
    I'll say I did well (or not) and try leave it at that. If they specifically ask exactly what I got, then I'll tell them because they asked.

    I may ask other students how they did but I don't press them for details--whatever they want to tell me is fine by me.
  2. by   GeauxNursing
    in my a/p class, we have had 3 tests. the teacher always says "highest grade in the class" when i come up to get my grade. (I have a 98.2 average.) people sure are resentul. "She doesn't have kids, thats why." this is said right in front of the teacher! I am so sorry that you don't know how to study or can't grasp the material! It is getting on my last nerve that people will go out of their way to demean me because I am whipping their ass on these tests. and I'm not even competitive! i would rather them not know what I get, but the word is out, I am the smart one, the one who doesnt have kids, do I even work? (Yes, I work 35 hours a week, thank you.) Yesterday before our 2nd fundamentals test, this one girl looks at me and says "Good luck, I'm sure you're going to need it." the teacher just kind of looked at her, bewildered at the obviously sarcastic remark meant to shake me up. AGH! All I have to say is, "F%$^#($&$ you, B*&$&#^@*(!" I cant really say it here. it is not my fault that I am smart and they do not know how to study.
    (thanks for letting me vent)
  3. by   User123456
    hee hee hee ok so when you get your test back you know your grade will be better than crazy girls right? so you can say something like " thanks for the luck, maybe next time you can save some for yourself, looks like YOU need it more than me. " then give her an i pitty you smile. serves her right for being such a snot. i have kids but still get similar grades as yours. if they paid attention to studing insted of being obnoxious about what you get maybe they would do better. also maybe you could mention to your teacher that while you appreciate his praise you'd rather keep your grades to yourself.
  4. by   MB37
    This is always hard for me - when random people ask me, I usually just try the "I did well," or "I passed," since I tend to get As. I usually get a funny look in return, and they generally tell me their exact numerical score. If they press, I'll tell them - what do I care, they don't even know my name. When it's my clinical group it's harder. People who I am starting to consider friends will launch into long diatribes about how impossible it is to get an A in any of these classes, and it's hard to say anything back when that's what I'm getting. I've never been invited to join a study group or anything, and I don't really want to change study habits that work so I haven't sought one out either. Then they start in on the "unless you're one of those insane people who do nothing but study," speeches. I do occasionally have to tell them that I got an A on one particular test, since they will ask point blank, but then they usually get quiet. It's a hard situation - but I'd rather be dealing with it from my side than from theirs!
  5. by   User123456
    it makes no sence to me that the people bad mouthing people who get A's wish THEY were getting A's themselves. dorks :trout:
  6. by   krenee
    Quote from MB37
    Then they start in on the "unless you're one of those insane people who do nothing but study," speeches.
    Ha. Sometimes I think I AM an insane person who does nothing but study. Oh well, it's totally worth it to me to get the grades that I do.

    Kelly
  7. by   Daytonite
    Quote from Ogopogo
    A few days ago, one girl in my class, whom I'm not chummy at all with, asked me what I got on the quiz. I wasn't 100% comfortable sharing the info. (I got 92% which was higher than the class average of 84%, so it's not that I was embarrased). I just didn't want to come accross like a "know it all" or bragging.

    Mind you, she asked me. I wasn't going around announcing it to everyone. I suppose I could have said "oh, I did well, I'm happy with my grade". But I told her the percentage.
    You know what I would do in a case like this? I would say, "What did you get on the quiz?" and then after she told me I would tell a white lie and say, "You did way better than me!" and let it go at that. She'll feel better and still won't know what you got.
  8. by   Nurse_Diane
    Some of the things that go on in my classes date me wayyyy back to high school (or, in some cases, middle school).

    UGH! Drives me crazy.:uhoh21:
  9. by   GeauxNursing
    Quote from Diane-RN Student
    Some of the things that go on in my classes date me wayyyy back to high school (or, in some cases, middle school).

    UGH! Drives me crazy.:uhoh21:


    really! It's like I am back in grade school or 7th grade! yet we are all adults, these girls even have 15 years on me, some of them!
  10. by   APBT mom
    The only people that know my grades in class are the people that I talke to but we're all pretty much up there in grades with high B's-A's on everything so it's not really that competitive. The only thing that I get picked on for is NOT studying hours and hours to get the grades. I usually do an hour or two before the test that's it. If I do bad on a test I know it's because of my studying habits and I'll kick myshelf in the butt for the next test.

    We had a two repro tests last week and the 4.0 girl was throwing a fit because she did very poorly on the test (76% and 78% on both) and there is another girl in class that's 4.0 and she did poor too and let everyone know that there was NO WAY anyone got higher than them because that test was just wrong. When they approached me complaining about it I just turned around and said that I got an 88% and 86% on the tests and that I didn't study so I don't know what the big deal was I thought the tests were very easy. She called me a liar so I went up to the professor during break and asked for my test so I could see something and brought it to her so she could see my grade. (I know it was childish but I just wanted to shut her up). Then I gave her my biggest carp eating grin and told her the next time she wants to call someone out about being a liar she should be aware that they may have worked in the field for 5 years and is very knowledgeable about it and walked off. She shut up about it and I was happy.
  11. by   Sabby_NC
    My Hubby does not feel it important to share his grades with anyone. He prefers to keep it to himself. He is well above the class average but this guy works his tail off big time. I am so proud of him. :kiss
  12. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from jorlsu
    in my a/p class, we have had 3 tests. the teacher always says "highest grade in the class" when i come up to get my grade. (I have a 98.2 average.) people sure are resentul.
    If you're not comfortable with him/her doing that, then I'd ask your instructor (outside of class) if they could stop, that you're not comfortable when they're trumpeting your test score because it's causing tension among the other students. Most (in my experience) are happy to oblige such a request.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Oct 1, '07 : Reason: missing some key words :)
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My grades, my business. Luckily no one asks, but if they did, i just say "i passed" or "i got the grade i expected." Those aren't really statements that people can grill on.

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